National Writing Day is coming up and Bebington Care Home are proud to have a published author in the team!
Adele, our Magic Moments Co-ordinator is a very talented author so we sat down and asked her a couple of questions about her books and love for writing.
When did you discover your love for writing?
Poetry was the starting point for me. I was seventeen when my first poem was published, and I began supplementing my income by writing a dream analysis column in a monthly magazine called Your Future. But I'd always enjoyed fiction, and after I moved to the Wirral in 2000 I joined Riverside Writers. With their help and encouragement, I began writing short stories.
One of these stories was called The Club, and this was published in Dark of the Night: An Anthology of Shadows, from Dark Moon Press. This story introduces a character called Jason, who plays an important role in my one of my Artisan-Sorcerer novels. So, really, the series had its origin with a short story which was written well before the series was even thought of.
What was the inspiration for your books?
The series is set, for the most part, in Aigburth, Liverpool, where I lived for several years. I also draw on my other creative activity as a fine art painter. One of my main characters is a potter, and I used to work in a pottery. So the inspiration for the series comes from a wide variety of sources, but it's also the product of a vivid imagination! This is urban fantasy – it's not in any way factual.
Do you have any tips for budding writers?
I'd encourage people to write what they'd like to read, to finish most of their projects, and to just enjoy the creative process. Writers tend to be avid readers, and taste is entirely subjective of course, but my own favourite authors include Helen Dunmore, Daphne du Maurier, and Anne Rice's early Vampire Chronicles.
To learn more about Adele’s books visit her website.
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